With the companion series spin-off of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead is set to add to the epidemic of great AMC TV series. This time around however, TWD creator Robert Kirkman promises that the series will have ‘zero woods’. Fear The Walking Dead‘s film location is in Los Angeles, so expect a lot of sun, rotting corpses and maybe some heavy-handed Rampart-style law? Ah, social commentary.
Here’s what Kirkman had to say:
Los Angeles is such an interesting city in and of itself, just because of the vast melting pot of diversity that California has become. The urban sprawl—it covers a tremendous amount of land, and it’s got an extremely dense population, so there are a lot of things about that that lend itself well to good storytelling in the zombie apocalypse. But also, this is a city where a vast number of people come to the city to reinvent themselves, or they’re new to the city for various different reasons. It’s almost a city of immigrants inside a country of immigrants. So there’s definitely some aspects of that we’ll also be playing with as well.
This angle, the idea of immigration and migration, as well as undoubtedly the issues that will rise from the impending bureaucracy and that good ol’ “‘Mer’can privilege” at the beginning of epidemic will add even better dimension to the series.
As for the woods, Kirkman doubts there will a tree in sight…
I can say I think we’re not in the woods at all. Yeah, I am pretty sure we are in zero woods this season.
Already confirmed for two seasons, Fear The Walking Dead‘s season one will comprise of six one-hour episodes, and will debut on AMC in summer 2015. Season 2 will air in 2016.
Set in Los Angeles, the series will star Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis, along with Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.